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Klitschko looks beyond Joshua fight, has no plans to retire

The 27-year-old Joshua's status as favourite for Saturday's fight owes largely to the belief Klitschko's defeat to Fury came because he is in decline and that he will struggle to resist the younger fighter's power and athleticism. Manny told me one thing: "Before every fight I see the outcome a day or two before". But he is a fighter who needs to establish a rhythm and an area Joshua can exploit if his 41-year-old opponent fails to get that monster jab working from the opening bell. Read More

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Luis Enrique: Lionel Messi is the greatest ever

Messi observed the goal by taking off his top and holding it aloft, which some interpreted as a signal he's poised to sign a contract extension with Barca. That goal left the two rivals level at the top on 75 points. Despite that, Madrid still found the strength to equalize in the 85th with substitute James Rodriguez. Read More

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Kathrine Switzer, Boston Marathon Pioneer, Back 50 Years Later

Kathrine Switzer, Boston Marathon Pioneer, Back 50 Years Later

As the oldest marathon in the world, completing these 26.2 miles in Boston is a lifetime goal and a proud achievement for most long-distance runners. Her story is well-known, especially to female runners. A race official tried to push her off the course, tearing a corner from her bib. "And he tried to pull my bib numbers off". The run in made Kathrine think for a split second about quitting the race, but she chose to press on. Read More

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Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

The three goal scorers in the clincher are among the nine skaters on the Oilers who are younger than 25 and had been nearly entirely untested in the rigors of the postseason. Throughout the season, DeBoer was changing forwards on the line with Joe Thornton , and Joe Pavelski as neither Logan Couture nor Tomas Hertl garnered any chemistry. Read More

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Reddit post claims Spurs coach Gregg Popovich left hefty tip at restaurant

He was very comfortable Games 3 and 4. You've got two hard-playing teams, two well-prepared teams. The Grizzlies pulled off a tight victory on Saturday despite 22 turnovers and conceding 43 points to Kawhi Leonard. However, the signature on the check does appear to belong to Popovich . The Spurs will try to take back control of the series and go up 3-2 when the Grizzlies visit San Antonio for Game 5 on Tuesday. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

Meanwhile, the former National Football League star's fiance, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, apparently went to court on the morning of Hernandez's funeral, and she asked a judge to release copies of Hernandez's suicide notes. His suicide came days after another MA jury acquitted the former Boston Patriots tight end of a 2012 double murder in Boston . Hernandez, who played as tight end for the Patriots died Wednesday (Apr. Read More

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Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins

Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins

Tigers catcher James McCann intervened and appeared to put his mitt in the face of Sano, who reacted immediately with a right hand to McCann's mask. It did not appear that any punches were thrown, but Sano and Boyd were ejected. Eddie Rosario hit a lead off home-run for the Twins in the 5th inning, but the Twins were still down 7-2 entering the 6th. Gimenez got Andrew Romine to fly out to end the inning. Read More

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Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride

Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride

For the Indiana Pacers, they continued to show their bench woes and just not having enough talent to contend with Cleveland. In fact, they consider the Pistons series good training for this battle with the Pacers. The Cavs won 119-114, outscoring the Pacers 70-40 in the second half to take a demanding 3-0 lead in the series . Game 3 is on Thursday, April 20. Read More

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Premier League win with Chelsea would be Conte's greatest moment

Premier League win with Chelsea would be Conte's greatest moment

You've seen the past - every season, they spend a lot of money. Just days after Frank Lampard called him the best player in England, it has been reported that the Belgian could be set to swap London for the Spanish capital. At Chelsea , he perhaps didn't build on the influence of his first season, but he was nonetheless rated highly by Jose Mourinho following the Portuguese coach's arrival and ultimately played his part as the club ended their half-century wait for the title in 2005. Read More

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Emre Can determined to seal top-four finish despite loss

Emre Can determined to seal top-four finish despite loss

It was stupid from us. Liverpool made the breakthrough from a set-piece in the first half after Philippe Coutinho's stunning free-kick in front of the Reds fans. But Palace have been transformed by Allardyce, who lost his job as England manager this season after making inappropriate comments in a newspaper sting but returned with a bang after Palace sacked Alan Pardew in December. Read More

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Victor Moses speaks on Kante winning PFA Player of the Year

And the statistics prove it. Southampton manager Claude Puel has claimed that Oriol Romeu is "not far off" the quality of newly-crowned PFA player of the year N'Golo Kante. Hazard won the award in 2015, the last time Chelsea won the title. "Kante is now the benchmark for central midfielders", he adds. Beckham said, "What I like about him, actually what I love about him, he plays the game in such a humble way". Read More

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Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

Given a wild card , the tournament organizers have shown faith in the all-time tennis great despite several players on tour voicing a different opinion. Maria Sharapova, the victor of five grand slams including career slam, is roaring to make a strong comeback in her opening match post the disgraceful doping scandal that left her with a tainted image. Read More

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NHL Predictions: Will the Blue Jackets win Game 3 vs

In the second period of Sunday's Game 3 between the Penguins and Blue Jackets, Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski took a Phil Kessel shot right under the eye. Artturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 20 shots. Bryan Rust also has three goals in three games this post-season. Read More

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How Wenger has rescued Arsenal's season with 3-4-3 formation - Koscielny

Sergio Aguero's second-half goal initially looked to set City on their way to a ninth successive Cup semifinal win, but Nacho Monreal equalised before Alexis Sanchez struck decisively in the 101st minute. Koscielny added: "Before this ( Manchester City ) game, we were in a fairly dark period". "What happens with me is a bit secondary, what is important is the future of the club". Read More

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Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads

Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads

The Pacers trailed by as many as 18 as Nate McMillan had no sense to remove Lance Stephenson from a Kevin Love onslaught, but a gutsy fourth quarter pushed IN to as close as four points IN the final minute. It's our offence. I think we get exhausted at times. and we don't push the ball every single possession when we get a chance. As well, some home cooking of their own would go a long way for the Pacers , but it's going to ultimately come down to whether they can ever get a grasp on ... Read More

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Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Check out Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers live stream , confirmed starting line-ups, live score updates and highlights of Warriors vs Blazers basketball match on this page below. I think it was growth. As we've noted here, Steve Kerr is ailing, and will not coach in tonight's game. It also sent the Blazers packing after a four-game series sweep in which Golden State won by an average of 18 points per game. Read More

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Europa-chasing Everton held by West Ham in Premier League

So what was the secret? A desperately boring game offered few highlights but Reid believes the way Slaven Bilic's side nullified the threat of in-form Romelu Lukaku was definitely a positive. And centre-back Ashley Williams said they must improve ahead of next Sunday's meeting with Chelsea. "It can work", he said . On a personal level, Ayew is now showing regular examples of why the Club spent £20.6m to bring him to east London from Swansea City last summer. Read More

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Cavaliers go up 2-0 on Pacers

The contest was back and forth for the next few minutes until their star forward, Kevin Love , led the Cavaliers on a 10-0 run, in which he scored all 10 points. "We came in believing, we still believe". He's gotta learn to just be in the moment. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the first two games of this series , and now the series moves to Indianapolis. Read More

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Nadal wins record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

Nadal has lost three finals so far this year, including that at January's Australian Open against Swiss legend Roger Federer. The number of Monte Carlo finals now contested by Nadal. "Well, listen, then I'm wrong but". Nadal is through to his fourth final of the season. Ramos-Vinolas saved two championship points at 3-5, courtesy of Nadal errors , before hitting a double fault on the third. Read More

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Mikel Obi pays touching tribute to John Terry

The iconic defender is keen to continue his playing career, but has acknowledged opportunities at Chelsea will be limited - he has made four Premier League starts this term - and has therefore opted to move on. He also won the Europa League under Rafael Benitez and lifted the Champions League trophy in 2012 despite being suspended for the final against Bayern Munich. Read More

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Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

Those teams are tied at two games apiece. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards 111-101 to knot their Eastern Conference series at two games each. Giannis Antetokounmpo had another strong game with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting, and rookie Malcolm Brogdon pitched in 19 points on 11 shots, but for the most part the Bucks struggled with their offense in this game . Read More

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Brewers power their way to 11-7 win over Cincinnati

Brewers power their way to 11-7 win over Cincinnati

Seven of his 10 home runs have come in five games against Cincinnati. Then Scott Schebler would hit a three-run bomb that put the Reds within two runs at 6-4. Cincinnati RHP Rookie Davis (bruised right forearm) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Brewers. Jose Peraza added a two-out RBI single off Corey Knebel in the eighth. Read More

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